Security awareness is the knowledge and attitude members of an organization possess regarding the protection of the physical, and especially informational, assets of that organization. Many organizations require formal security awareness training for all workers when they join the organization and periodically thereafter, usually annually. Topics covered in security awareness training may include: The nature of […]
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Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program
This video outlines 12 steps to take to protect your business from the threat of e-Crime.
By Mary Mosquera With the sweeping use of mobile devices by healthcare providers, physicians and hospitals need to embrace best practices for protecting sensitive patient data, privacy experts say. For example, encrypt sensitive data when it is necessary to store on wireless devices. Sixty-four percent of physicians own a smartphone and one third of them […]
“Identity theft is the information age’s new crime. A criminal collects enough personal data on the victim to impersonate him to banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions. Then he racks up debt in the victim’s name, collects the cash and disappears. The victim is left holding the bag. While some of the losses […]
The weakest link in computer hacking? Human error By Cliff Edwards, Olga Kharif,Michael Riley, Bloomberg News The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ran a test this year to see how hard it was for hackers to corrupt workers and gain access to computer systems. Not very, it turned out. Staff secretly dropped computer discs and […]
Employee security awareness, firewalls, data leakage protection, and collaboration are all key components of a healthy information security ecosystem, according to a panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium held Wednesday. The moderator, Owen McCusker of Sonalysts, asked the panel to describe what companies can do to create a healthy information security ecosystem. Michael Daly, […]